Local guitarist, Denise Barbarita (of Denise Barbarita and the Morning Papers) and her husband, drummer Rich Kulsar, are also members of the Pyramid Recording Collective, a group of music industry veterans who have banded together in the new music landscape. Certainly, what they’ve realized is that there is strength in numbers if your’e an independent artist.
The folks behind the Pyramid Recording Collective host a monthly networking night for singer/songwriters at Culture Fix int he Lower East Side, and I was honored and flattered to be invited to participate in a music blogger’s panel with a fellow blogger and colleague, Amy Grimm of Whatever Blog. There will be video of our discussion in near future and I hope to be able to post some of that here, too.
In any case, I had a lot of fun and some great artists performed including the very lovely Jeanne Marie Boes, Hailey Wojcik, the front woman of the Brooklyn-based band Wojcik, and of course Denise Barbarita and her husband Rich Kulsar. Most of the Black and White Project for today consists of shots from last night, with some random other stuff.
I stopped in Union Square to get something to eat and I came across this sign sprawled out on the pavement by the Occupy Wall Street folks. And although the crowds have thinned out quite a bit from what I can tell, the people who still remain are a hearty, impassioned lot.
This was part of a larger mural on Clinton Street between East Houston Street and Stanton Street. It had several depictions of Disney-like elves, and to be honest, I couldn’t understand why — despite the fact that it was kind of interesting.
Jeanne Marie Boes during her set.
I caught Jeanne in a rather candid moment — a great thing because she has the sort of smile that can warm up a room.
Hailey Wojcik during her set.
These chalk drawings were in the bathroom, and I thought they were pretty interesting. I mean some people actually spend some time paying close attention to detail, and it struck me as surprising that there wasn’t a line for the bathroom.
Denise Barbarita and Rich Kulsar during their set.
For these photos and the rest of the photos of the project up to date, check out the Flickr set here: